Berkeley County Break-In Investigation

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On July 18th, at 2:58am, Berkeley County Sheriff Deputies responded to a break-in at “Blackfield Tattoo” in Martinsburg.

Upon arrival, deputies observed a stolen white Hyundai Elantra fleeing the scene.

A pursuit was initiated after the vehicle refused to stop.

The chase was terminated after MD authorities were unable to assist in the pursuit.

Further investigation revealed the suspects used a stolen red Hyundai Elantra to ram into the tattoo shop and “2A Guns”, causing damage.

By 5:30am, Maryland authorities found the white Elantra and detained an adult and juvenile.

Deputy Jenkins and the ATF are investigating.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

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BCSO Warns of Spam Calls

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The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware that a phone scam is circling Berkeley County.

The scam is requesting payments for fines or bail using iTunes or Green Dot cards from the victims.

Victims are also given instructions to purchase cards and provide serial or PIN numbers.

Citizens are being advised to hang up immediately and not comply with such calls.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, or any sheriff’s office, will never ask for sensitive information or ask for gift cards as a form of payment.

Authorities do not accept phone payment information over the phone.

If in doubt about a call, contact the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

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Shooting With Injuries Incident Occurred In Martinsburg

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Through email, On July 6th, at 2:33am, deputies responded to a 911 call through the Berkeley County Central Dispatch regarding a shooting that occurred at the Green Frog Bar in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Upon arrival, deputies located a man suffering from several gunshot wounds.

They were eventually transported for medical attention. The Berkeley County Criminal Investigators were called to the scene to investigate.

Berkeley County’s Crime Scene Team assisted investigators along with Patrol Deputies in processing the scenes.

This is an active investigation. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Deputy Giangola at 304-267-7000, or log onto the BCSD website and submit an anonymous tip.

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WCSO arrests Inwood man for online solicitation of minors

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office announced an arrest made stemming from an investigation launched on February 28th.

The investigative team launched a proactive, undercover operation in the Warren County area regarding the online solicitation of minors.

During the operation, an adult male contacted an investigator who was acting as a juvenile under the age of 15.

The suspect then requested photos and lewd content and transmitted obscene materials with who he believed was a juvenile female.

The investigative team identified the perpetrator as Steven Sherman, 57, from Inwood, West Virginia.

On April 16th, investigators from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, successfully apprehended Sherman and took him into custody without incident.

Following his arrest, he was taken to Eastern Regional Jail and appeared before a magistrate where he was ordered to be held without bond pending extradition to Virginia.

His court date is set for May 9th at 9 am in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Sherman is currently charged with three counts of using communication systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

If you have information on this case, contact Sgt. Ramey of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 540-635-7100 or by email at mramey@warrencountysheriff.org.

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BCSO arrest an Inwood man after a traffic stop

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Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) reports the arrest of an Inwood man after a traffic stop.

Inwood resident Derrick Hollins has been arrested after being stopped by Berkeley County Sheriff’s Corporal Shockey.

Shockey stopped two vehicles on South Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg Friday, February 16 around 3 a.m.

Back up was called and Deputies located 10 bags of suspected cocaine along with a bag of suspected fentanyl along with a loaded handgun in the search of Hollins’ F-150 truck.

Further investigation revealed that the 50-year-old Hollins was a convicted felon which prohibits his possession of a firearm.

Hollins is not only facing charges of possession with the intent to deliver both cocaine and fentanyl but also charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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BCSO investigate domestic dispute with shots fired incident

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Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) reports responding to a domestic dispute in Inwood at approximately 10 a.m. January 30.

A female hiding in her bedroom closet told a 911 operator that her ex-boyfriend had broken into her home and was possibly armed.

While waiting for deputies the frightened woman located a handgun and fired at the bedroom door as her ex-boyfriend attempted to force his way in.

The man was not hit but did retreat from the door.

Deputies arrived and took 28-year-old Khareem Joyner of Woodbridge Virginia into custody without incident.

Joyner has been charged with one count of burglary with additional charges pending.

Anyone with any information on either Joyner or this incident is asked to call the BCSO at 304-267-7000.

As a reminder many 911 communications centers now have the capability of accepting text.

Should you be in a situation where you are unable to talk simply text a message.

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BCSO arrest a son for the death of his mom

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The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) reports an investigation of a suspicious death in Bunker Hill.

Nellie West was found deceased in her home on Warrior Drive on November 6.

Investigators noted the 72-year-old West had injuries consistent with neglect.

Her body was transported to Charleston for an autopsy and official confirmation of neglect as the cause of death.

A warrant for the arrest of West’s son, Mark, was secured by authorities.

Mark West was arrested Thursday November 9 and has been charged with neglect of an incapacitated adult causing death.

Anyone with any information in this incident should contact Berkeley County Sheriff’s office at 304-267-7000.

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Domestic Violence call leads to firearm arrest

Rodney Allen Mayhew, age 43, of Martinsburg, pled guilty this week to one count unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to the plea agreement reached in federal court, officers were called to Mayhew’s home to serve a protective order involving domestic violence. When officers arrived, Mayhew admitted to having firearms in the bedroom. Officers recovered two pistols and a rifle.

The Mayhew case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

Mayhew is facing up to 15 years in prison.

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Martinsburg Authorities apprehend a shooting suspect

Martinsburg Police and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputies announced the arrest of two suspects in a shooting incident.

The shooting took place Feb. 17 shots were fired but no one was hit.

Thorough the investigation Travis Nash and Christian Callahan were identified as the shooters.

A warrant for attempted murder in the 1st degree and conspiracy to commit attempted murder in the first degree was filed.

Fortunately, no one was actually injured in the February incident, but shots had clearly been fired toward a victim.

Nash was apprehended in Frederick Maryland by police in Sept. 29 and has been extradited to Martinsburg and is currently in custody.

Authorities were notified that Callahan was at a Winchester Avenue location in Martinsburg.

U. S. Marshals and county and town Authorities executed a search warrant at that residence and were able to take Callahan into custody without incident.

The time of the arrest was approximately 12:30 p.m. the nearby Elementary School on Winchester Avenue was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure but the incident ended peacefully.

Both Callahan and Nash await further court actions.

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Winchester man dies in West Virginia shooting

West Virginia State Police and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the fatal  shooting of a Winchester man.

According to a Journal report The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office responded to an early Friday May 6 shooting at Touch of Texas.

Around 2:30 a.m. Deputies arrived at the Bunker Hill establishment to find a Winchester man shot in the parking lot.

The victim was identified as 21 year old Diata Johnson and was transported to Winchester Medical Center where he died from his wounds.

Johnson was shot after a dispute with another man at the establishment.

Authorities arrested 18 year old Dyreek Harris and charged him with wanton endangerment with a firearm.

Anyone with any information in the incident is asked to contact the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at (304) 267-7000.

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